Let’s talk manure!

Healthy soil is the foundation of a great garden, so it’s important to continually include soil improvement in your gardening plans. Adding organic matter is a fantastic way to improve the health of the soil in your vegie patch and one of the ways you can do this is by growing a green manure crop.

A green manure crop is leafy foliage that is grown and mixed back into the soil, rather than being harvested, adding lovely organic matter to the soil.

If you’re going away over the summer holidays, growing a green manure crop in your vegie patch is a much better option than leaving it bare and provides a low maintenance way to fill the patch and reduce the chance of it being infested with weeds by the time you return.

Here’s how to grow your own green manure:

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